Highlights/girls

International, Society

Humanitarian NGOs call on Canada to invest $500M in education for girls

A coalition of Canada’s leading humanitarian NGOs is calling on the Liberal government to back up its talk of international leadership in empowering women by contributing $500 million over the next three years towards setting up a global fund dedicated» 

International, Politics

G7 meeting in Canada, Trudeau defends costs

Meeting with reporters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the heavy costs of hosting the G7 meeting in a small town in the province of Quebec on June 8-9, 2018. Because Canada holds the G7 presidency this year, the government has» 

Society

Women’s Day: progress in Canada but more to be done

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is pleased with progress being made on gender equality in Canada but vows to continue to press for progress. Still feeling unsafe, says activist “We know that some women and girls in Canada continue to feel» 

International

Canada doubles funding to educate world’s children

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced Canada will double its annual contribution to provide education for children, and especially girls, in developing countries. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he said Canada will contribute $180 million to» 

Indigenous

Still more problems for aboriginal inquiry

The non-stop controversy continues with the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) as yet another executive leaves. It is the latest in a series of high-level turnovers at the inquiry since it began in 2016» 

Health, Society

Girl Scouts of America- parents shouldn’t force kids to hug relatives

(comments open-scroll to very bottom to post or read comments) It came in a blog post from the Girl Scouts of America website entitled, “Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays”. The message is that» 

Health, International

Work by child brides must count as child labour, says group

There are several ways that international organizations fight against the illegal marriages of underage girls, but one group wants the International Labour Organization (ILO) to join in. AIDS-Free World is calling on the ILO to count the work done in» 

Indigenous, Politics

Controversial indigenous inquiry loses two more members

It’s called the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry. The national inquiry has been under a cloud of controversy almost since it was first set up by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This was in» 

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Still more delays with already controversial inquiry

After facing sometimes severe criticism for delays and lack of information the inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls, has announced yet more delays this week. For years aboriginal and advocacy groups had called for a national inquiry» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canada bestows rare honour on young Pakistani girls rights activist

*audio of Malala address to Parliament at bottom Malala Yousafzai  is now only the sixth person to become an honorary Canadian citizen. She was only 15 in her native Pakistan when she was shot by Taliban terrorists for having spoken»